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Cop 'detained'

Mirpur Custodial Death

Cop 'detained'

Police yesterday “detained” Sub-Inspector Jahidur Rahman Khan who allegedly tortured garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan to death on Sunday. They made the “detention” after the autopsy report mentioned that Sujan had died of torture, said Salahuddin Khan, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station. Jahid was picked up at Rupnagar of Mirpur in the capital, police sources claimed. Mirpur police also detained their source Nasim after going through the CCTV footage at the police station. Both of the detainees are reportedly inside the Mirpur Police Station lockup. Jahid's closure for the second time this year...

'Fatal Torture' of Tea Vendor in Cop Custody

HC asks govt to report on taken steps by June 18

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to inform it by June 18 about the steps taken over the recent death of a tea vendor in Savar due to "torture" in police custody. In response to a writ petition filed by ZI Khan Panna on behalf of the rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra, the court also asked for the probe report by the date. Family members of the victim, Md Ripon Miah, 26, of Ashulia, earlier said Ripon was tortured...

The line between good and evil

WE as a society have seen countless acts of violence, torture, terrorism and killing since our inception. Most of these atrocities have been carried out by political entities, law enforcement agencies and, in recent times, in the form of brutal mob killings -- by the ordinary citizen. It is traditionally believed by psychologists that an individual must bring certain internal factors such as personality traits, genetics, moral character and pathological tendencies into situations of violence in order to explain...

Star's Report

Cop arrested; HC weighs in

Law enforcers last night arrested Assistant Sub-inspector Abdur Rahman of Nazirpur Police Station in connection with the torture and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old madrasa girl in Nazirpur upazila of Pirojpur. The ASI was rounded up just hours after a boy filed a case with the police station in this connection under the pornography act. A van puller, the boy was also subjected to torture by the cop for accompanying the girl to a village fair, reports our Pirojpur correspondent. Rahman has...

HC seeks explanation from govt over Pirojpur girl abuse

HC seeks explanation from govt over Pirojpur girl abuse

The High Court today issued a rule upon the government to explain why abuse of power of the law enforcing agencies resulting involvement in torture of a teenage boy and rape of a girl should not be declared illegal. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued another rule upon the government...


'Tortured' Ayesha sues husband

'Tortured' Ayesha sues husband

Ayesha Siddiqua, hospitalised due to alleged torture by police constable husband for dowry, filed a case against the man on Saturday night. The accused -- Md Abul Bashar, a constable of Dinajpur Police Station, is on leave for seven days from Thursday, and is yet to be arrested, sources said.    Leaders and officials of different women organisations and NGOs were present when Ayesha filed the case on charge of torturing her for dowry. Ayesha, daughter of Abdur Rahman of Utrashashi village in Nilphamari Sadar upazila, and Bashar, son of Abdul Gafur of the same area, got married in 2004 but later Bashar started torturing her demanding dowry. On Tuesday last, Bashar severely...


Grievous accusations, predictable reactions

THE predominant political culture of our two leading parties is 'righteous arrogance.' Neither feels that it can do any wrong and its opponent, no right. Thus there never is any admission of own mistakes and never any acknowledgment of opponent's virtues. In fact, the view is that all virtues belong to themselves and opponents are capable of nothing but vile actions. One of the most tragic expressions of this political culture is how ruling parties habitually deal with opposition's claims...

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